10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

28 November 2018 to 9 December 2018
Main Gallery, Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends and under 18s

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition has a well-earned reputation for attracting highly exciting young exhibitors, alongside the much admired, more established member artists. This year the trend will continue, with new artists and new discoveries waiting to be made.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach to this highly technical media through to more innovative uses of material, style and content.

Offering valuable prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth £2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards, the ROI continues to lay the foundations for future generations to enjoy and achieve artistic expression with this most adaptable and durable medium. 

Unique to this year, the ROI presents a show within a show on the theme of ‘Community Spirit’, for which several members have put forward work that highlights cohesion and togetherness, “ … a perfect foil for the times of uncertainty and division in which we are currently living” (Tim Benson, President).

Also this year, the ROI is raffling three oil paintings by its members to raise funds for the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI). For more information on the raffle, please visit the Institute's blog.


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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Clifftop Perch, Trebarwith Strand

David Pilgrim ROI
Oil, 56 x 56 cm, £1,295

High Aspect, Pedne Vounder, Porthcurno

David Pilgrim ROI
Oil, 67 x 56.5 cm, SOLD

Portcothan Bay

David Pilgrim ROI
Oil, 41.5 x 71 cm, £1,245

Snow along the River Ouse, Stony Stratford

David Pilgrim ROI
Oil, 40.5 x 52.5 cm, SOLD

Winter Stroll, Mill Lane, Stony Stratford

David Pilgrim ROI
Oil, 44.5 x 52.5 cm, SOLD

April Drizzle, Greenwich High Street

Rob Pointon
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £1,150

Rush Hour, Oxford Circus

Rob Pointon
Oil, 80 x 60 cm, £2,200

St Pancras, Late Morning

Rob Pointon
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, £1,550

Union Jacks above Piccadilly

Rob Pointon
Oil, 50 x 60 cm, £1,550


Richard Price
Oil, 74 x 63.5 cm, POA

Boat Shed (1)

David Quantrill
Acrylic, 43 x 43 cm, £850

After Work

Dorian Radu
Oil, 95 x 75 cm, £10,000

Mowbreck Hall Farm

Adam Ralston
Oil, 43 x 38 cm, £395

Summer Breeze

Adam Ralston
Oil, 45 x 53 cm, SOLD

Candlelit Pears

Fleur Robertson
Oil, 24 x 24 cm, SOLD

In the Pigeon Tent

Oil, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

Late Afternoon, Covent Garden

Oil, 30 x 40 cm, SOLD

Olhao Studio

Peter Rossington
Oil, 35 x 30 cm, £495

Desert Corax, California

Leanne Rutter
Oil, 15 x 40 cm, £2,000

Needless, Malawi

Leanne Rutter
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £2,200

Poaching Patrol, Malawi

Leanne Rutter
Oil, 45 x 55 cm, £2,300

C S Nova, Miracoli, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £1,425

C Santo Stefano, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI
Oil, 39 x 63 cm, £1,595

Caffe Lavena, S Marco, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI
Oil, 46 x 55 cm, £1,595

I Gesuiti, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £1,350

Related events

Special event
29 November 2018
Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central joins us again this November
Exhibition Tour
30 November 2018
With Peter Graham ROI
Artist Workshop
1 December 2018
Come and take part in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual Paint Live competition.
Friends' Event
3 December 2018
Join us for our wonderful annual Christmas Party, held during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
Special event
4 December 2018
Paint alongside ROI members
Artist demonstration
5 December 2018
Roger Dellar PS RI ROI will be painting in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018. This event is free with admission to the exhibition.
Special event
6 December 2018
Winsor & Newton present a complimentary event to celebrate oil colour as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
Special event
7 December 2018
Peter Brown PNEAC RP PS ROI Hon RBA will guide you through how he became a ‘see and put’ painter. Known as ‘Pete the Street’, he'll discuss what drives him and how he got to where he is today.